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Dec. 10 - City Chicks Workshop Goleta

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Workshop with Patricia Foreman author City Chicks

Gardening with­ and for ­Chickens

Date: Saturday Dec 10 , 10am- 1pm 2011
Location: Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens
Admission: $40 Early Bird $30 if paid by Nov 30

More info: Sharon@FairviewGardens.org 805-967-7369

Workshop Description

Gardening with­ and for ­Chickens: Chickens have skill sets that can be gainfully employed in backyard gardens. This interactive discussion will give you practical and effective cutting-edge ways to integrate chickens in with your yard and garden. Topics include types of fencing (what works and what doesn't), when to let birds in­ and when to keep them out­ of specific crops life cycles, bird-scaping, and, best of all, getting wholesome, home-grown food for both you, and your flock. This is truly be a "Think Outside the Coop" workshop.

Patricia Foreman graduated from Purdue University with degrees in Pharmacy and Agriculture. At Indiana University's Graduate School of Public and Environmental Affairs she earned a Master of Public Affairs degree, with majors in Health Systems Administration and International Affairs. She completed the Virginia Master Gardener's program in 1999 and a Permaculture Design Course with Bill Mollison 1991.

Pat has kept poultry for over 20 years. Her experience includes operating a small-scale farm raising free range, organic layers, broilers and turkeys. She keeps a backyard flock of heritage chickens. Pat is also the co-author of "Chicken Tractor, Day Range Poultry, Backyard Market Gardening, and A Tiny Home to Call Your Own".

City Chicks Booksigning & Workshop Tour Calendar Dates for CA, NM, AZ, Nov 14-Dec 22

California, Arizona & New Mexico Tour organizer: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
Book Tour sponsor: Permaculture Credit Union www.pcuonline.org

November 14, Ventura, CA, Monday, 7-9pm, evening book talk, Zanzilla, 2750 E. Main Street, Ventura CA 93003 - $5 donation suggested donation.. children under 12 free
Contact : Rachel office 805-648-1267 cell 805-258-9369 Rachel Morris rachel@vccool.org
Sponsored by VCCOOL www.vccool.org

November 15, Goleta, CA, 11:30am-1pm, Fairview Gardens Program for Wild Roots School http://www.wildroots.blogspot.com/
Contact: Erin Boehme erinlavieboehme@gmail.com
Fairview Gardens 598 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117

November 15, Santa Barbara, CA, Tuesday, 7-9pm, Faulkner Gallery, 41 E Anapamu St, SB. CA 93101, $10/$5 Students
Contact: Margie margie@sbpermaculture.org 805-962-2571
Sponsored by: Permaculture Credit Union, Santa Barbara Permaculture Network, SB Chapter Weston Price Foundation, SB Chapter Slow Money, SBCC Students for Sustainability Coalition, SBCC Center for Sustainability

November 16, Meiners Oaks, CA (near Ojai), Wednesday, 6:30pm, Farmer and the Cook, 339 West El Roblar Drive Ojai, CA 93023
Contact: Margie margie@sbpermaculture.org 805-962-2571
Sponsored by: Santa Barbara Permaculture Network and the Farmer and the Cook

November 17, Fillmore, CA, Thursday, 6pm potluck 7pm book talk,
Contact: Gerald Fitzgerald. Gerald geraldmf09@gmail.com 805-625-4365

November 18, Friday, open

November 19, San Diego, CA, Saturday, 1pm- 3pm Book Talk $20 general/$15 friends of the Farm - 2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego 92154
Farm tour 3:30pm & 4:30pm Farm-made, organic sourdough wood-fired pizza and potluck
Contact: Mel Lions mel@sandiegoroots.org

Sponsored by: Wild Willow Farm http://sandiegoroots.org/events.html

November 20, Silverlake, CA Sunday Workshop TBA Edendale Farms 2131 Moreno Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (Silver Lake)
Contact: Dave Kahn info@sustainablehabitats.org (323) 454-EGGS (3447)

Sponsored by: Edendale Farms http://www.edendalefarm.com/

November 21, Monday, open

November 22, Los Angeles, CA, 7:30pm book talk, LA Eco Village, 117 Bimini Place LA CA 90004, $5 to $15 sliding scale
Contact: Lois Arkin Reservations required: 213/738-1254 or crsp@igc.org
Sponsored by: Los Angeles Eco-Village http://www.laecovillage.org/

November 23, Solvang, CA, TBA Wednesday, 2:30 – 5:30pm, Tabling Ask the Chicken Expert at the Solvang Farmers Market
Solvang Famers Market http://www.sbfarmersmarket.org/

November 24, HOLIDAY, Santa Barbara Thursday, Thanksgiving

November 25, Friday, open

November 26, Santa Barbara, CA Saturday, 9am – 1pm, Tabling, Ask the Chicken Expert at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market, http://www.sbfarmersmarket.org

November 27, Ojai, CA, Sunday, 9am-1pm, Tabling, Ask the Chicken Expert at the Ojai Farmers Market,
Contact: Carla Rosin
Sponsored by: the Ojai Farmers Market http://www.ojaicertifiedfarmersmarket.com/

November 28, Ben Lamond CA, (near Santa Cruz) Monday, 3-5pm, Mountain Feed Bin, Talk & book-signing, 9550 Hwy 9. CA 95005.
Contact: Jorah (831) 336-8876
Sponsored by: Mountain Feed Bin, Slow Food Santa Cruz

November 28, Santa Cruz, CA, Monday, Green Grange Hall, 7pm -9pm, booksigning & talk, 1900 17th Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Contact: Dave Shaw shawstfari@gmail.com, (831) 476-6424
Sponsored by: The Officers of the Green Grange Hall (Live Oak Grange) http://greengrange.org/ , SLOW Food Santa Cruz

November 29, Campbell, CA (near San Jose), Tuesday 5:30pm, French Culinary Institute, 700 W Hamilton Ave, Campbell, CA 95008
Contact: Rany Prambs yummycooking@hotmail.com
Slow Food - Santa Cruz http://slowfoodsantacruz.com/ - French Culinary Institute http://www.frenchculinary.com/courses/ca

November 30, Petaluma, Wednesday, 3-5pm, Petaluma Seed Bank booksigning & talk,199 Petaluma Blvd. North Petaluma, CA 94952
Contact: Paul Wallace (415) 518-0333
Sponsored by: The Petaluma Seed Bank http://rareseeds.com/petaluma-seed-bank

December 1, Berkeley, CA, Thursday, 7-9pm, Ecology Center, booksigning & talk, 530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley CA 94702
Contact: Allison Moreno (510) 548-3402
Sponsored by: the Ecology Center Berkley http://www.ecologycenter.org/

December 2, Chico CA TBA

December 3, Muir Beach,CA, Saturday, 2:30pm, Slide Ranch, booksigning & talk, 2025 Shoreline Hwy, CA 94965
Contact: Charles Higgins (415) 381-6155
Sponsored by: Slide Ranch http://www.slideranch.org/

December 4, Albany,CA, Sunday, 2-4pm, Albany Library, Edith Stone Room, Chicken Whispering talk, 1247 Marin Avenue Albany CA 94706
Contact: Catherine Sutton Catherine suttoncatherine@sonic.net
Sponsored by: Transition Albany http://transitionalbany.org/

December 5, Fresno, CA, TBA
Contact: Tom Willey mrwilley@tdwilleyfarms.com

December 6, San Luis Obispo, CA,Tuesday, 6pm, Ludwig Center, book-signing & talk, 864 Santa Rosa Street SLO CA 93401
Contact: Teresa Lees treelees@charter.net
Sponsored by: SLO Permaculture

December 7, Santa Monica Santa, CA, TBA 8:30am - 1:30pm, Tabling Ask the Chicken Expert at the Santa Monica Farmers Market, Arizona Ave (between 4th & Ocean)
Santa Monica Farmers Market http://www.smgov.net/portals/farmersmarket/
Sponsored by Office of Sustainability & the Environment City of Santa Monica

December 7, Los Angeles,CA, Wednesday, 7:15pm, talk Costa Acupuncture 10200 Venice blvd #109b, Los Angeles, CA 90232
Contact: Shirley Schecker sscheker@gmail.com
Sponsored by: Santa Monica Weston Price Foundation Whole Food Nutrition Meetup

December 8, Thursday, open

December 9, Friday, open

December10, Goleta, CA, Saturday, 10am-1pm,Workshop Gardening with­ and for ­Chickens $40 /early Bird discount $30 paid by Nov 30
Fairview Gardens To sign up go to www.fairviewgardens.org or contact Sharon@FairviewGardens.org (805) 967-7369
Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens 598 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117

December 10, Westchester,CA, Saturday, 7pm, Holy Nativity Church, 6700 W. 83rd, Winchester, CA, booksigning & talk
Contact: Michelle Weiner, 310-780-1051
Sponsored by : Transition Culver City, CA http://transitionculvercity.org/

December 11, Sunday, travel day

December 12, Monday, open

December 13, Tuscon,AZ Tuesday to be announced
Contact: Rhiwena 520-396-3266 Rhiwena Slack rslack@watershedmg.org
Sponsored by: the Watershed Coop, www.watershedmg.org

December14, Gilbert AZ(near Phoenix) Wednesday, TBA 23517 South 182nd Street Gilbert, AZ 85298
Contact: Jeff.. info@chickenscratchranch.com (480) 516-6317
Sponsored by: Chicken Scratch Ranch www.chickenscratchranch.com

December 15, Thursday, Flagstaff AZ , TBA
Contact: Meredith Hartwell merhartwell@gmail.com

December 16, Friday, open

December 17, Santa Fe, NM Saturday, 9a-1pm, Santa Fe Farmers Market, booksigning & talk
Contacts: Dorothy and Mary 505-988-4226
Sponsored by: Collected Works Book Store, www.cwbookstore.com

December 18, Los Alamos, NM Sunday, 2pm, details to be announced.
Contact: Katie Watson 505-662-0460 Katie Watson programs@pajaritoeec.org
Sponsored by: Pajarito Ecological Center, www.pajaritoeec.org

December 19, Tuscon, AZ, Monday, 5:30-7:30pm, Native Seed Retail Store, 3061 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson AZ 85716.
Contact: Belle Star belle@nativeseeds.org

Sponsored by: Native Seed, www.nativeseed.org

December 20, Silver City NM ,Tuesday,TBA
Allyson info grip@gilaresources.info

December 21 & 22 Kingston NM , Wednesday, Black Range Lodge
Catherine Wanek cat@blackrangelodge.com http://www.blackrangelodge.com/